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Drugs

  • The social commentary (satire) here is that Cyril has replaced one addiction with another (if not cured, redirected) - but it is 'ok' because he got his pills from a doctor, unlike Pam or Cheryl (because Krieger is not a real doctor, "of the medical kind" or "any kind, technically").  Either way, it's splitting hairs as they are all abusing drugs in their own way: Cyril is abusing medicinal drugs, Pam's pot consumption is (at the very least) inappropriate and Cheryl is a victim of nefarious drugging by a creepy non-doctor/mad scientist.

Drink, anyone?

  • The subtext is the social acceptability of different drugs, based on their perceived harms and benefits: it is fair to say that Malory and Archer abuse more than their fair share of alcohol - which isn't exactly healthy - but, ironically, is more socially acceptable in most modern societies than the other drugs referenced.
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